Review: My Own Worst Frenemy by Kimberly Reid

My Own Worst Frenemy by Kimberly Reid
Series: Langdon Prep (# 1)
Release Date: September 1, 2011
Publisher: Dafina, a Kensington Imprint
Pages: 256
Source: publisher

Straight outta the Mile High City, Chanti Evans is an undercover cop’s daughter and an exclusive private school’s newest student. But Chanti is learning fast that when it comes to con games, the streets have nothing on Langdon Prep.

With barely a foot in the door, fifteen-year-old Chanti gets on the bad side of school queen bee Lissa and snobbish Headmistress Smythe. They’ve made it their mission to take Chanti down and she needs to find out why, especially when stuff begins disappearing around campus, making her the most wanted girl in school, and not in a good way. But the last straw comes when she and her Langdon crush, the seriously hot Marco Ruiz, are set up to take the heat for a series of home burglaries—and worse. . . .


Review: If you have a mystery loving, puzzle solving, friend-loving book-a-holic teen in your life, then this is the book for them. This is the first book in a new series from a highly talented lady. Kimberly Reid’s character, Chanti Evans, is compared to that of Nancy Drew’s character. Well, I would agree, but I think that Chanti’s character is so much more complex than that of Nancy’s character. Reid created Chanti’s character with believable issues and a plot line that will blow the mind of the readers, young and old, alike.

Chanti is the new girl in school….one that isn’t welcomed warmly. Things happen, the adventure begins, and she and the hot guy on campus get blamed for something they didn’t do. But, will Marco and Chanti be able to put their heads together, search for the clues to prove their innocence and pin the fingers on the true culprit? Or is Chanti doomed to forever have the frenemies out to get her?

I totally loved reading this book, believe it or not. It’s filled with lots of mystery twists and turns, lots of humor, and lots of great new characters that will warm your heart and make themselves at home. This being the first in a series, I’m happy to say that I am hooked on Ms. Reid’s work and will be adding this Langdon Prep series to my most wanted wish list. A definite 5 in my book and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

Quote: There’s a loud bang and Michelle jumps out of her chair and ducks behind the glider swing, ripping the newly glued track right off her head because Tasha is still holding it.

“What is your problem?” Tasha asks.

“I thought I heard a gunshot.”

“I know this isn’t the farm, but it’s not that bad,Michelle,” I say. “Mr. Harrison is trying to get his lawnmower started. It always sounds like that.”

 

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